Feeling the HIT from Taxes and Mandates

Vacation season is here. A time of year when we get away from the grind and make memories with family. It gives us a chance to breathe and refresh before we return to our daily lives and get back to work.

Likewise, a federal tax that has a big impact on health care costs has been on vacation. Unfortunately, it came back, and health care consumers are about to feel the hit.

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What Does It Take to Be a CDPHP Top Doctor?

Choosing the right primary care doctor is an important decision, but it’s not always an easy one. That is why for the third year in a row, CDPHP is releasing its 2019 Top Doctors report, which details which primary care practices meet our plan’s rigorous standards for quality, efficiency, and patient satisfaction.

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Putting Herself First – Part 2

Earlier this Spring I wrote about my friend and colleague Sara Block as she took part in a 12-week heart health program called the BetterU Challenge. At the time, she was halfway through the program and finding the experience very rewarding. Now I’m checking back to see how she made out on the rest of her journey. Read about the first half here.

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Medicare Advantage 101

 

What is a Medicare Advantage Plan?

A Medicare Advantage plan, sometimes called a Part C plan, is a health plan offered by a private insurer like CDPHP® to provide Medicare Part A coverage (inpatient hospital visits, skilled nursing facility stays, home health care visits, hospice care) and Part B coverage (doctor visits, outpatient services, preventive care, some home health visits). continue reading →